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What year rims will fit easliy on 09-12 zx6r?

The operative word here is easily lol. I'm wondering if there are rims from the years 05-08 that can easily be installed on the 09-12 zx6r without having to modify anything?

So can we swap cush drives, rim hub, spacers, and rotors from the 05-08 rims to the 09-12 rims and vice-versa?

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My understanding is that '05+, through '12 should be a straight drop in replacement. '13+, wheel speed sensor rings become involved. Brake rotor outer diameter, specific caliper combinations may require spacers to adjust where the pads engage the swept surface....

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The operative word here is easily lol. I'm wondering if there are rims from the years 05-08 that can easily be installed on the 09-12 zx6r without having to modify anything?

So can we swap cush drives, rim hub, spacers, and rotors from the 05-08 rims to the 09-12 rims and vice-versa?
For the front '05 to '18 (maybe '19 now as well? I'm not sure on that.) are all the same. '13 and newer had bigger rotors but the wheel is the same.

For the rear '07 to '18 are the same. '05 and '06 will fit with a bit of grinding because otherwise the caliper bracket will rub on the rotor bolts if I recall. I don't remember the details on that but I know I learned that the hard way when I put an '06 rear wheel on my '09.

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For the front '05 to '18 (maybe '19 now as well? I'm not sure on that.) are all the same. '13 and newer had bigger rotors but the wheel is the same.

For the rear '07 to '18 are the same. '05 and '06 will fit with a bit of grinding because otherwise the caliper bracket will rub on the rotor bolts if I recall. I don't remember the details on that but I know I learned that the hard way when I put an '06 rear wheel on my '09.
Cool. So is it safe to say that I can use both the front and rear rim from either 07 or 08 on my 2012 without any manipulation of any components?
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Yup, 05-12 ZX6R wheels will all fit easily/direct swap. (With the possible exception @sbk1198 mentioned about the earlier rears rubbing slightly on the rotor bolts. I have a set of 05-06 wheels I use on my 2009 as a spare set, and the rear rotor bolts did rub slightly, but never caused any other problems.)

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